Vetting Officer - 18 Months Fixed Term Contract

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Business
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2000006L Requisition #
Grade: Band C Lower
Salary: £20,619 to £25,380
Closing Date: 9th April 2020

18 Month Fixed Term Contract

About the role:

Diversity and Inclusion Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities”

Vetting is conducted to help identify, assess & manage risk relating to areas such as public safety and confidence, operational safety, corruption and integrity.

Based in the Professional Standards Department, the Vetting Unit undertakes various background checks using relevant systems such as PNC, PND, Flints, Experian. The role of the Vetting Officer is to undertake such checks and identify any issues that may compromise our operational, ethical and professional standards.

As part of your role you will also:
  • Maintain confidentiality and have a working understanding of Data Protection legislation, General Data Protection Regulations 
  • Approve vetting applications where there are no issues based on the National Decision Making Model
  • Compile recommendations on cases for the consideration of Vetting Decision Makers
  • Identify issues that need to be raised to Vetting Decision Makers
  • Manage intelligence regarding vulnerability and liaise with relevant departments regarding risk assessments of such vulnerabilities
  • Liaise with external vetting departments when required
  • Accurately interpret and record information and intelligence regarding vetting applicants and to manage the security and storage of the information
Please note that candidates will need to undergo Management Vetting and Security Checked which is a higher level of vetting.

The ideal candidate for the role of Vetting Officer within PSD will be a self-motivated person who is methodical, has the ability to interrogate computer systems and has a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 

PSD welcome job share and/or flexible working applicants. Application process is by way of an application form and interview.


West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

Essential Criteria:
  • Be an effective communicator who has experience of providing excellent customer service (internal and / or external customers)
  • Be able to demonstrate good organisational skills, including how you prioritise and manage your workload effectively
  • Have good IT skills and be proficient in using software packages
  • Be able to work as part of a team and also independently with limited supervision
  • Have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Desirable Criteria:
  • Experience of working in customer service delivery environment and effectively dealing with customers
  • Experience with PNC/PND and WMP intelligence systems
West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

Diversity and Inclusion Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities” 

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

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